How to run a software composition analysis tool

Protecting your organization’s website from cyberthreats is important. Websites and data servers hold important information, after all. One way to project your website is by utilizing a web application security tool.

Following are the major approaches used by industry professionals to secure their websites:

Dynamic application security testing (DAST) Interactive application security testing (IAST) Static application security testing (SAST) Software composition analysis (SCA)

While many sources are available to secure your site, we will walk through how software composition analysis (SCA) helps secure your website, how it works, what it can and can’t do, and more.

What is software composition analysis? 

SCA is a part of the application security testing that takes care of managing open-source software or components in use by the application. The software composition analysis tool helps development teams to track and analyze any open-source component being used in a project.

SCA tools perform scans on the application source code, supporting libraries, all the related components and indirect and direct dependencies between them. SCA tools are also capable of detecting deprecated dependencies, software licenses, vulnerabilities and potential exploits present in the open-source software being used in the code. Thus the SCA tool is responsible for

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